president also went after romney for saying he would crack down on big bird and pbs. >> at ktvu.com we posted more of the president's address. you will find it in the video player on the front page. >> romney told a crowd in virginia today they encourage him. >> you may have noticed we had a debate and -- that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> also today he appeared before the virginia military institute where he declared the quote hope is not a strategy. he said the president has failed to lead in syria and help the rebels topple the president. >>> paul ryan will face off in a debate against joe biden. today he was still on the campaign trail where he was introduced by kid rock to a crowd in michigan. biden is prepping for the debate. he said he has been studying campaign positions and promises to hold ryan responsible while sticking to the facts. you can watch it live here on ktvu channel 2news. it starts at six. a special edition of the news. >> the polls opened up in many counties for early voting. kara lieu says why -- some votes may not be counted. >> 22-year-old al
nominee mitt romney who surged in the polls following wednesday's debate arguing unemployment rate should be closer to 11% and the latest data are misleading. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >>> the labor report cuts into romney's surge. >>> romney had a very strong debate performance but this diminishes it because it takes the attention off the debate and puts the attention on a recovering economy. >> questions raised by prominent romney backer ge executive jack welch put the challenger in a tough spot. >> if he agrees with it, where's the evidence? and if he disagrees with it, once of his principle supporters is problematic. >> set to release one more job's report four days before the november election. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. the rate dropped from 8.1% because the number of people who got jobs soared. biggest monthly jump since 2003. 86,000 more jobs were added in july and august. >>> tonight at 10:30 what we found when we asked people about the economy and whether they've seen an improvement.
government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> reporter: tonight's debate might also be remembered for what the president did not bring up, his successes, such as the turn around of the auto industry, and the romney gaffes what romney said 47% see themselves as victims. >> live outside the debate convenient new in denver, where thousands gathered to watch the candidates. >> reporter: frank, we
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